How to remove the taskmrg virus

Most antivirus programs identify taskmrg.exe as malware—for instance Symantec identifies it as Suspicious.Bifrose, and TrendMicro identifies it as PAK_Generic.006.

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Taskmrg.exe file information

More precise details about what the taskmrg.exe process belongs to are not available. This is partly because the author is not identified.

Description: Taskmrg.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Taskmrg.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 797,936 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, Run, MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. Taskmrg.exe is able to manipulate other programs. taskmrg.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the taskmrg.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Ist ein Trojaner, leider kenne ich nicht die genaue Funktionsweise.

Summary: Average user rating of taskmrg.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks taskmrg.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving taskmrg issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active taskmrg process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the taskmrg.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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